It’s fantastic to have a local New York City recumbent dealer. There are ways to buy new and sometimes used as well. I can test the bike and ride it home instead of renting a van and spending the weekend driving back and forth!
Robert is knowledgeable, passionate, painstaking, patient, and honest as the day is long. He’s a good listener too, soaking up details about my tendonitis, knee surgery and other biomechanical issues.
I purchased an HP Velotechnik Gekko from him, and he pointed out how it is a newer model for the German domestic market, with a few better details that are unpublished.
Robert lives it. He really knows the brands he carries (and many others besides). He’s got a huge fund of general recumbent lore at his command as well. What I like best about dealing with Robert is this – not only does he go all out to help you, but he gives you the straight scoop. In the hours of talking about recumbents, I never once felt I was getting sales spiel. I’m now considering a R— or V—, and would buy from him with peace of mind.
– Greg G.
Shown here, one of New York City Recumbent Supply’s happy customers (“J.E.”) on her Gekko fx.
The HP Velotechnik Gekko fx is the Smart Car of recumbent trikes in the way that the Scorpion fs is the Mercedes.
A Gekko fx lets riders have HP Velotechnik design and quality in a recumbent tricycle at an affordable price. Even though this is HP’s entry-level trike, there is nothing second rate about it.
The Gekko fx handles well and has the same high-quality ride, build and frame of any HP Velotechnik. Whether you prefer the Gekko fx 26 with the 26″ rear wheel or the Gekko fx 20 with the 20″ rear wheel, either is great for jaunts on the greenway, boardwalk, rail trail or riding into work. Likewise, either can be packed in a bag and taken by car or bus to Minnewaska State Park in New Paltz, Acadia National Park, Nova Scotia or Quebec for some touring. Fits easily in a station wagon, SUV, bus or train. Also fits nicely in small homes. Readily accepts fenders, lights and a rack and can pull a trailer.
Concerned about weight and carrying it around? Don’t worry. You need not carry it while folded. Gekkos come standard with a set of roller blade wheels cleverly attached at the bottom of the trike, where it folds, so you can wheel it through Grand Central Station like a “roll-a-board” suitcase.
More info. on the HP Velotechnik website here.